Secretly Group – Head of International Operations (UK)

Title: Head of International Operations
Status: Full-time
Location: London, UK
Reports to: VP of Operations, UK/EU

Company Summary

Secretly Group is a leading independently-owned music company. Its major divisions include record labels Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar, Saddest Factory and Secretly Canadian, and music publisher Secretly Publishing. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, Secretly Group also maintains offices in Brooklyn, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Founded in 1996, its roster counts Phoebe Bridgers, Bon Iver, Mitski, Angel Olsen, Japanese Breakfast, Whitney, Jamila Woods, Sharon Van Etten, Faye Webster.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Claud, MUNA, serpentwithfeet, Slowdive, and Khruangbin among others. Secretly Publishing artist and writer partners include The War On Drugs, NNAMDI, Japanese Breakfast, Whitney, and Faye Webster, as well as the publishing catalogs of affiliates Songs Of Numero Group and Ghostly Songs.

Position Summary

Secretly Group and its affiliates seek a Head of International Operations. Ideally the candidate will be based in London and have a thorough understanding of the UK, European & APAC territories. The Head of International Operations will be leading Secretly Group’s international strategy, and report to the VP Operations UK & EU.

The role’s primary mission will be to establish the Group’s footprint in international markets, working closely with our regional teams to execute effective release strategies & maximise label revenue. They should be willing to work flexibly to allow travel and attend live events.

They should have 5+ years’ experience of working in the music industry and be enthusiastic and familiar with Secretly Group & its affiliated labels’ rosters.

  • Manage and mentor a growing team of direct reports in our international offices (Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, London)
  • Work closely with the VP of Operations to determine international strategy (UK, EU & APAC) and identify growth opportunities
  • Responsible for overseeing regional budgets and ensuring local teams are meeting regional sales targets
  • Speak to the key markets to learn the current trends, the state of their markets and how they can be supported
  • Provide insight and support to our international teams to develop, execute, and monitor territory-specific marketing and promotion campaigns in close collaboration with the global team
  • Help develop the necessary tools and systems for our local teams to work more efficiently and successfully implement campaigns
  • Conduct periodical stock management and control of frontline and catalogue releases across the regions
  • Collaborate closely with our physical distribution network to boost physical sales
  • Strategise with the labels’ digital teams to maximise repertoire performance, and ensure relationships with local DSP offices and contacts are being maintained
  • Expand our affiliated labels’ regional networks and hold relationships with key local partners
  • Build a cohesive reporting framework for each of the regions and ensure these are distributed with the wider organisation and external partners
  • Ensure local administrative and logistic duties are being fulfilled

The Ideal Candidate Demonstrates
  • 5+ years’ experience in music
  • Languages a plus
  • An excellent understanding of the global music markets, with particular focus on Europe and the APAC regions
  • Deep knowledge of the physical retail cycle and medium
  • Fluent in the digital landscape and analytical tools with an eye to recognise industry trends
  • Possess a pristine network and wide range of industry contacts
  • Show passion and familiarity with the Secretly Group & its affiliates labels’ rosters
  • Excellent communication skills, hands-on-mentality and team spirit
  • Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • A proven leader in setting direction for and achieving objectives
  • A self-starter, used to working independently
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills & people management experience
  • Highly committed, pro-active and a reliable professional
  • Someone with great attention to detail and follow-through skills
  •  Friendly, approachable and enthusiastic
  • A brilliant all-round communicator
  • An individual with advanced organizational skills and the ability to multitask and prioritise to tight deadlines

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, nationality, or national origin.

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